Iran summons Polish envoy to protest US 'circus' in Warsaw
TEHRAN: The Iranian Foreign Ministry has summoned Polish chargé d'affaires in Tehran, Wojciech Unolt, to protest an anti-Iran US summit whichWarsaw is set to host on February 13-14.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement that the summit is going to focus on Iran has drawn strong reaction from Tehran, with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denouncing it as a "desperate anti-Iran circus."
"This is a hostile measure by the United States against the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Poland is expected to avoid assisting the US in holding the conference,” an Iranian Foreign Ministry official told Unolt on Sunday.
According to official news agency IRNA, Unolt provided explanations regarding the upcoming summit and said that it was not against Iran.
"He said Poland’s stance is different from that of the US and does not conform with the recent remarks made by US officials," the agency added.
The Iranian official, however, rejected the explanation as insufficient, saying the Poland government should immediately compensate for the move or have Iran "inevitably take reciprocal measures."